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    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and start of World War One

    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and start of World War One

    On June 28th 1914, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were assassinated in the centre of the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo.  It was the event which triggered World War I. The Archduke, who was the heir to the Austria- Hungarian throne was on a state visit to the city.   But what was he doing there in the first place? Martina Relihan traced the background to the story.    Background to the Assassination by Martina Relihan   The Austro-Hungarian Empire in Bosnia  The Austro-Hungarian or Habsburg Empire was a great Catholic north European power and after the Treaty of Berlin ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0615/620214-the-history-show-sunday-15-june-2014/?clipid=1599133
    The History Show Sunday 15 June 2014

    The History Show Sunday 15 June 2014

    The World War 1 Roadshow at Trinity College Dublin ‘Europe Goes to War, Ireland’s Part’> 10am-5.30pm, Saturday, July 12th, Trinity College Dublin   Ireland’s part in the Great War will be explored through a series of events at a World War 1 Road Show at Trinity College Dublin on Saturday 12 July.     The World War 1 Road Show will feature a range of events including pop up talks every 15 minutes throughout the day as well as more in-depth lectures on the Great War. In addition, there will be other activities including theatre performances and music as well as ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0615/620214-the-history-show-sunday-15-june-2014/

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